Lawyers

  • Pennsylvania lawyer puts up online ad starring smiling criminals holding 'Thanks Dan' signs; draws wide criticism 10-03-2014 02:28 PM

    A Pittsburgh lawyer's online ad showing smiling robbers, drug dealers and prostitutes flashing thumbs up and thanking him for getting them off the hook has garnered tens of thousands of views and drawn fire from a local bar association. One fictional criminal pauses while climbing out a window, carrying a...
  • Subrata Roy reaches SC, protestor throws ink at him, calls him a thief 04-03-2014 01:07 PM

    New Delhi: While Sahara chief Subrata Roy was being produced in Supreme Court, a man threw ink at him and called him a thief. The protestor identified himself as Manoj Sharma and said he is an advocate. He reportedly came from Gwalior. Sharma was beaten up by lawyers and other...
  • Ram Jethmalani says Yeddyurappa is an honest man 15-02-2014 01:35 PM

    Bangalore: Eminent lawyer Ram Jethmalani has called former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa an honest man. Releasing a book 'Yeddyurappa - his vision and passion', Jethmalani said "The Karnataka High Court has rejected Justice N Santosh Hegde's report on illegal mining. Nobody is talking about it now. Yeddyurappa has...
  • AAP to lead the country to fundamental change, claims Bhushan 28-12-2013 06:00 PM

    Terming the formation of Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi as "historic", AAP leader Prashant Bhushan on Saturday said the party's mission is to bring about a complete transformation in the country to ensure democratic and legal rights to the common man. "Today is a historic day. We have embarked...
  • Singapore lawyer applies to quash deportation of Indians 25-12-2013 02:33 PM

    Singapore's activist lawyer M Ravi has applied to the High Court to quash the deportation order of one of the 57 foreign workers sent home for their alleged involvement in the December 8 riot in the city-state. Ravi is also asking for Rajendran Ranjan's work permit to be reinstated, so...
  • Junior Bar Association president shot dead, lawyers vandalise hospital 19-12-2013 05:20 PM

    The president of Junior BarAssociation was on Thursday shot dead by unidentified persons inPratapgarh district, following which lawyers vandalised thedistrict hospital and collectorate office, police in Kota on Thursday. Raj Dutt Mishra (52) riding a motorcycle with one U DPandey was shot dead by some motorcycle-borne persons when hewas on...
  • Govt accepts Additional AGs, lawyers' resignation 18-12-2013 12:31 AM

    The Rajasthan Government on Tuesday acceptedthe resignations of Additional Advocate Generals andgovernment lawyers who put in their papers after the change ofguard in the state.After the BJP formed the government following its victoryin the recent assembly polls, the legal officials hadsubmitted their resignations but authorities had asked them tomake stop-gap...
  • Ghaziabad lawyers, deed writers on strike over robbery; demand immediate arrest of accused 05-12-2013 10:59 AM

    Lawyers and deed writers in the sadar tehsil and sub-registrar offices in Ghaziabad on Wednesday struck work following another robbery overnight in which a stamp vendor was looted of Rs 18 lakh. They said the strike would continue till the culprits are arrested. Two more incidents were also reported on...
  • The culture is sexist, there's lack of will to change it: Woman lawyer 20-11-2013 08:50 AM

    New Delhi: A woman lawyer, who had blogged that a senior advocate harassed her, spoke to CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose on what prompted her to reveal the incident. She in fact said that the culture itself is sexist and there's lack of will to change it. "It was an...
  • Woman lawyer alleges sexual harassment by senior advocate 19-11-2013 08:24 AM

    New Delhi: A woman lawyer has alleged that she was sexually harassed by a senior advocate. The woman said that the advances from the man who is old enough to be her father were obsessive and sexual. She alleged that the senior advocate would call her at inappropriate times and...
  • Another law intern alleges sexual harassment by a former SC judge 15-11-2013 03:24 PM

    New Delhi: Another law intern has leveled allegations of sexual harassment against a former Supreme Court judge. A Supreme Court committee is already probing allegations made by another student and had asked her to appear before it. Earlier, a woman lawyer had written a blog in which she charged a...
  • SC hit by sexual harassment charge, orders probe over intern's blog 12-11-2013 09:25 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday formed a three-member panel of judges to probe allegations by a law intern of sexual harassment by a retired Supreme Court judge. The panel instituted by the Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam consists of justices RM Lodha, HL Dattu and Ranjana P...
  • SC panel to probe harassment allegations against former judge 12-11-2013 02:40 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a 3-member committee to be set up to probe allegations of sexual harassment against a former apex court judge. A woman lawyer had in a blog claimed that she was sexually assaulted by the judge in December 2012. The probe panel will...
  • Lawyer alleges harassment by a retired Supreme Court judge 12-11-2013 09:18 AM

    New Delhi: In a shocking case in Delhi, a custodian of law has allegedly himself broken the laws. A young lawyer has claimed that a recently retired Supreme court judge had sexually harassed her when she was interning with him. The girl who is a student of the Kolkata-based National...
  • Aarushi murder case: CBI turned the case against Talwars, says lawyer 26-10-2013 11:53 AM

    The lawyer of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar on Friday said that the couple was framed in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder and the entire case was turned against them by CBI. Talwars' lawyer Tanveer Ahmed Mir cited reports of various tests and that of the post-mortem of the deceased before the special...
  • Shahid: Being a biopic and other confusing ideas 19-10-2013 10:19 AM

    New Delhi: How would you define an authentic biopic? This is a question which has been bothering me for many months now. With each new film based on facts and real people's lives, we get into the debate about their authenticity and the constructed reality they portray, at least try...
  • 'Shahid' has all the ingredients of a complete film: Rajkumar Yadav 17-10-2013 10:22 AM

    New Delhi: Slowly and steadily, Rajkumar Yadav has made a place for himself in the Hindi film industry. Through films such as 'LSD', 'Ragini MMS', 'Shaitaan' and 'Kai Po Che', he has emerged as someone who can mould himself as per the director's requirements. He is now coming up with...
  • Sarabjit Singh's Pakistani lawyer gets asylum in Sweden 30-09-2013 10:39 PM

    Lahore: Awais Sheikh, the Pakistani lawyer who defended slain Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, and his family have taken asylum in Sweden after receiving threats, his colleagues and friends said on Monday. "Mr Sheikh has taken asylum in Sweden along with his family as he was facing serious threats to his...
  • Surrogacy case: Shah Rukh Khan seeks dismissal of plea 29-09-2013 04:26 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Shah Rukh Khan has sought dismissal of a petition filed by social activist Varsha Deshpande seeking early hearing of the complaint filed by her in a magistrate court seeking action against him for sex determination of their third surrogate child. Shah Rukh's lawyer Pranav Badhekar on 26 September...
  • Pre-conception sex selection on rise, affecting child sex ratio: Lawyer 28-09-2013 06:42 PM

    New Delhi:Sex selection of the baby at the pre-conception stage is on the rise, and now a Rs.15 crore business, a lawyer said in New Delhi on Saturday while addressing a symposium on the challenges in the implementation of the law on the issue. "The sex determination of foetus pre-conception...
  • Dec 16 ganagrape case: Bar Council serves notice to defence 17-09-2013 08:30 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Bar Council Tuesday sought a response from A P Singh, the counsel for convicts in the December 16 gangrape case, for his remarks that he would have burnt alive his daughter had she been having premarital sex and moving around at night with her boyfriend. In...
  • Pakistani commission's visit to India delayed by festival 10-09-2013 04:27 PM

    A Pakistani judicial commission's visit to India to cross-examine witnesses of the Mumbai terror attacks has been delayed because of the 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival, a defence lawyer said on Tuesday. "The Indian government informed us that the visit (planned for) tomorrow cannot take place due to Ganesh Chaturthi as...
  • Seemandhra, Telangana lawyers clash at High Court 06-09-2013 04:12 PM

    Lawyers from Seemandhra and Telangana regions on Friday clashed at the Andhra Pradesh High Court complex. Four lawyers were injured in the clashes between two groups staging protests in the High Court premises over the state's proposed bifurcation, police and eyewitnesses said. Tension prevailed in the High Court premises and...
  • Indian-American Sunil Kulkarni named judge in California 06-09-2013 11:16 AM

    Washington: A leading Indian American lawyer, Sunil R. Kulkarni, has become the first South Asian American state judge in Northern California with his appointment to Santa Clara County Superior Court. Palo Alto, California, resident Kulkarni, 41 who since 2011 has served as a senior counsel in the litigation group at...
  • Dec 16 gangrape: Defence lawyer collapses before fast track court during proceedings 30-08-2013 03:54 PM

    Proceedings in the December 16gangrape-cum-murder trial before a fast track court in New Delhi interrupted on Friday when the lawyer for two of the accused inthe case collapsed in the courtroom. Advocate AP Singh, appearing for accused Vinay Kumar andAkshay Singh, swooned in the middle of defence arguments.The doctors from...
  • Judicial work hit as lawyers' strike over separate HC bench to continue 27-08-2013 12:11 PM

    Lawyers in western Uttar Pradesh continued their stir for 15th day on Tuesday, leading to a sharp increase in the number of undertrial prisoners in different district jails. Intensifying their agitation for a separate bench of the Allahabad High Court in western region, the State High Court Bench Action Committee...
  • Lawyers demanding HC bench in Agra fail to 'gherao' Taj Mahal 26-08-2013 04:44 PM

    An attempt by lawyers of Agra and nearby districts to lay siege to the Taj Mahal Monday in support of their demand for a bench of the Uttar Pradesh High Court in the city was foiled by police. Police sealed all approach roads to the 17th century monument, allowing only...
  • Lawyers' strike enters 14th day in UP 26-08-2013 01:34 PM

    Judicial work in western Uttar Pradesh districts came to a standstill as the strike by lawyers demanding a separate Bench of the Allahabad High Court in the region entered the 14th day on Monday. The lawyers have gone to Delhi for a demonstration at Jantar Mantar, Chairman of the Action...
  • Lawyers to lay siege to Taj Mahal today demanding new HC bench in Agra 26-08-2013 11:09 AM

    Lawyers demanding a bench of the Allahabad High Court in Agra will hold a protest march and lay siege to the Taj Mahal on Monday, an organiser said, adding that tourists inconvenienced by the stir would be presented roses and explained the reasons. After the daylong siege, the lawyers from...
  • Lawyer cries foul after Chamorshi police arrests him for 'obstructing govt work' 26-08-2013 11:01 AM

    A Chandrapur-based lawyer was arrested for allegedly disrupting government work and threatening a police official at a police station in Gadchiroli district. According to Chamorshi police station incharge, lawyer Subir Roy of Chandrapur had come to the police station on August 24 with an anticipatory bail of his client and...